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BD largely relies on KSA for manpower export

Arafat Ara February 08, 2020 12:13:02

Bangladesh is now heavily dependent on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for overseas employment, as other traditional job markets slashed manpower recruitment from the country, officials statistics...

200 shanties gutted in Banani slum fire

-- February 08, 2020 11:49:42

At least 200 shanties were destroyed when a fire tore through two slums in the capital's Banani T&T area early Saturday. Rasel Shikder, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters...

Rohingya funding falling steadily

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman February 08, 2020 10:32:49

Donor funding to meet the expenses of the humanitarian needs of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is in a declining trend. The UN agencies along with Dhaka launched an appeal, known as the Joint...

Move to rein in spending spree in BD missions

JASIM UDDIN HAROON February 08, 2020 10:25:00

The government has introduced an online accounting system for Bangladesh missions abroad, a move that may help contain the higher spending on health and education grounds. Apart from this, the system...

Saudi firm to ink deal on largest cement unit

JUBAIR HASAN February 08, 2020 10:19:49

The signing a deal on investment of US$ 321 million by a Saudi firm in the country's largest clinker-cement production facility at Chhatak in Sunamganj is in the final stage, officials concerned said....

PM returns home from Italy

-- February 08, 2020 10:10:33

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this morning from Milan concluding her four-day official visit to Italy at the invitation of her Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte. An Emirates Airlines fl...

Coronavirus: BD ill-prepared to fight potential outbreak

Saif Uddin and SM Najmus Sakib February 08, 2020 10:08:44

Bangladesh's healthcare system remains inadequately prepared to cope with the potential outbreak of fatal coronavirus, which has so far killed more than 600 people. While state-backed hospitals have...

Bangladeshi students in Yichang appeal for evacuation

bdnews24.com February 07, 2020 21:51:24

A group of Bangladeshi students stuck in Yichang, a city in Hubei province of China, have appealed for evacuation citing a shortage of food and lockdown for a coronavirus outbreak. As many as 172 Ban...

Bangabandhu’s birth centenary: India wants Modi's visit to be mutually beneficial

-- February 07, 2020 20:38:59

India wants to its Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh to be mutually beneficial, said newly-appointed Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday. The Bangladesh...

PM wraps up Italy tour, leaves for Dhaka

-- February 07, 2020 20:22:05

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wrapped up her four-day visit to Italy and left for Dhaka on Friday. A flight of Emirates Airlines carrying the Prime Minister departed Milan Malpensa International Airpo...

BASIS SoftExpo draws huge crowd on Friday

FE ONLINE REPORT February 07, 2020 19:43:15

The four-day BASIS SoftExpo 2020 witnessed a large crowd on Friday, the second day of the ICT fair. The exhibitors and organisers were happy and expressed their satisfaction as hundreds of people gat...

Coronavirus: Country’s only thermal scanner at Benapole faulty

UNB February 07, 2020 18:24:58

Bangladesh has put its key land port Benapole on high alert to identify coronavirus patients but its lone thermal scanner is dysfunctional. Authorities at Burimari land port, on the other hand, lack...

11 returnees test negative for China virus

-- February 07, 2020 14:53:27

Eleven of the 312 Bangladeshis evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, have tested negative for the coronavirus. Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, the director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease C...

Dhaka seeks European Parliament's help for Rohingya repatriation

-- February 07, 2020 14:33:03

State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam has urged the European Parliament to remain seized with the Rohingya issue through its various monitoring mechanisms and tools towards facilitating t...

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks fourth worst

-- February 07, 2020 12:38:58

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked the fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Friday morning. It had an AQI score of 196 at 08:27am. The air was classified as ‘unhealthy’. M...

DAE growing BRRI Dhan- 58 in three Gopalganj unions

OUR CORRESPONDENT February 07, 2020 00:24:47

GOPALGANJ, Feb 06: Gopalganj Sadar upazila agriculture extension department has taken an initiative to cultivate BRRI Dhan-58 under three unions here this season. DAE office sources said a total of 1...

Jashore florists eye Tk 700m business this month

-- February 07, 2020 00:23:58

JASHORE, Feb 06 (UNB): Flower farmers in Jashore's Jhikorgachha say they expect to sell flowers worth Tk 700-800 million ahead of Pahela Falgun, Valentine's Day and International Mother Language Day t...

Not all need to use face masks: IEDCR

bdnews24.com February 06, 2020 20:59:45

In the wake of rises in prices of face masks amid coronavirus scare, the government’s disease control agency says not everyone needs protection as no returnees from China has tested positive a...

'Revoke honorary degrees given to Pak rulers'        

-- February 06, 2020 19:31:33

Teachers and students of Dhaka University’s Linguistics department on Thursday demanded that the honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree given to former Pakistani autocrat Ayub Khan, then Pres...

'Govt discouraging people who want to return from China'

-- February 06, 2020 19:30:12

Health Minister Dr Zahid Malik on Thursday said the government is discouraging people, including Bangladesh nationals, to return from China as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. “Those who want...

CCC election schedule to be announced on Feb 16

-- February 06, 2020 19:07:15

The Election Commission (EC) will announce the schedule for Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) elections on February 16. Senior Secretary of the EC Secretariat Md Alamgir said this at a press conferen...

No Chinese nationals in Bangladesh or no Bangladeshis in China infected by coronavirus: Envoy

-- February 06, 2020 18:45:25

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Thursday suggested all to remain alert but not to panic as no Chinese nationals here and no Bangladesh nationals in China is infected by coronavirus. "Le...

Address own issues before govt takes action: FM to bankers

-- February 06, 2020 17:53:18

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday asked bank officials to fix their own problems before any tougher action starts coming from the higher level of the government. The minister came up wit...

Dhaka fourth worst city in air quality index

-- February 06, 2020 17:14:20

Dhaka ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday morning. It had an AQI score of 208 at 09:27am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’. Mongolia’s Ulaanbaa...

Neither Chinese national in BD nor Bangladeshi in China infected by coronavirus

-- February 06, 2020 16:58:48

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Thursday suggested all to remain alert but not to create any panic saying no Chinese national in Bangladesh and no Bangladesh national in China is infecte...

Ashamoni's body recovered from canal

-- February 06, 2020 16:58:25

Fire service and civil defence divers have recovered the body of a 6-year-old girl, five after she drowned in the DND canal in Dhaka’s Kadamtoli.The body of Ashamoni was retrieved on Thursday fr...

Gaibandha-3, Bagerhat-4, Dhaka-10 by-polls on March 21

-- February 06, 2020 15:29:02

The by-elections to Gaibandha-3, Bagerhat-4 and Dhaka-10 constituencies will be held on March 21. The Election Commission announced the schedule at the Nirbachan Bhaban on Thursday. February 19 is t...

No new dengue patients in last 24 hours: DGHS

-- February 06, 2020 15:13:10

No new dengue cases were reported in the last 24 hours until 8:00am on Thursday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. Fourteen dengue patients, including nine in the capital, are b...

Three to die over killing of AL leader in Lakshmipur

-- February 06, 2020 14:00:57

A Lakshmipur court has sentenced three people to death over the killing of Awami League leader Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan in Lakshmipur six years ago. District and Sessions Court Judge Md Shahinur handed d...

Five Bangladeshi teens return from India

-- February 06, 2020 12:55:47

Five Bangladeshi teenagers, who went to India in 2018, returned home through the Benapole Checkpost in Jashore on Wednesday. They are Samir Khan, 15, son of Quader Khan of Narail district; Shantunu G...